Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach

Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us about Building Valuable Companies

By Derek Lidow

In business how-to Building on Bedrock , global CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur Derek Lidow analyzes key examples of successful bedrock entrepreneurs, with a specific focus on Sam Walton, the American businessman best known for founding Walmart, the world's largest corporation, and Walt Disney, American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, film producer, and pioneer of the American animation industry.


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Book Information

Publisher: Diversion Books
Publish Date: 01/23/2018
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9781635761764
ISBN-10: 163576176X
Language: English

Full Description

From Startup Leadership author, global CEO, and entrepreneurship expert Derek Lidow comes the new, foundational guide to entrepreneurial success. "Flat out, the best book on entrepreneurship I have ever read." --Roger Martin, author of Creating Great Choices Here's an astounding fact: Over half the working population will try their hand at being an entrepreneur during their working career. We all dream about achieving some combination of the fortune, fame, and control over our lives we associate with successful entrepreneurs. Those are admirable aspirations in a society that counts on entrepreneurs to innovate and create new jobs. Our work-driven culture encourages us to take the entrepreneurial bait, but how can you know whether being an entrepreneur will end as a dream come true or a nightmare from which you cannot wake? Building on Bedrock helps answer that question. Based upon research, but told through the stories of American entrepreneurs Sam Walton, Walt Disney, Estée Lauder, Ray Kroc, and others, Building on Bedrock will help you understand the elements most essential to taking the entrepreneurial leap. Was it luck, talent, passion, charm, a rich uncle, or something else that was the key to this person's success? Which might be the key to your success? What you learn may surprise you.

About the Author

Derek Lidow is one of the few New York Stock Exchange CEOs who left to start new companies from scratch--with unequivocal success. Lidow was CEO of International Rectifier, a $2 billion publicly held semiconductor company, before leaving to found iSuppli, a leading market research firm, which he sold for $100 million in 2010 to the global information leader IHS.

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